I was there for that one, too. ("That one" because they both took place on the same date - Tom Seaver won his 300th game on Phil Rizzuto Day.) Back in those days I used to pick up discarded ticket stubs and such, and I found a discarded parking pass that someone wrote "I Hate Tom Seaver" on the back of.
Originally Posted by tdinan
- Darryl Strawberry's major league debut, 1983.
- The George Brett Pine Tar game, 1983. At the time it happened I had no idea what was going on.
- The Colorado Rockies' very first two games, at Shea Stadium v. the Mets, 1993.
- The first game at Shea Stadium after 9/11.
- Bob Murphy Night, 2003.
- The last game the Montreal Expos ever won - Shea Stadium, October 2004. Back then - and we're talking less than four years ago - the Mets were so bad that for this game, I was able to get a pair of Field Box seats with waiter service and Diamond Club passes, face value $65 each, for $25 for the pair on Ebay. Oh, how times have changed...
- The Mets' clinching the 2006 National League Eastern Division championship.
- Ralph Kiner Night, 2007.
- The final three regular season home games at Shea Stadium.
If I remember any more, I'll get back to you.
I wonder what it’s like after death. Prob’ly it’s like it is b’fore birth. Is it nothing? Non-existence? That’s not hard t’understand, but it’s hard for people t’accept. It’s hard for them to imagine not existing because all of their memories are of their existence, not non-existence. An’ people ain’t too crazy about the idea of themselves not existing. - Harvey Pekar, “Short Weekend: A Story About the Cosmic and the Ordinary,” American Splendor #3, 1978.